Welcome to my all-in-one story help hub! I've always loved reading the awesome stories you MBers come up with, so I came up with the idea of this hub to help my fellow writers out. I can read and review your chapters, help you create characters, give you grammar and plot advice, and edit your work if you want! I also have story prompts available by request and writing music listed below. If you're interested, feel free to check it out. I just need to get a few rules out of the way first.
1. I’m only one person, so please be patient when it comes to these services. I'm in 11th grade, and that means lots of homework. I may have to temporarily put the hub on pause if things get too busy. If someone wants character help and I'm taking a long time to respond, feel free to reply to them yourself. Or apply to “work” here and take over when I'm not here.
2. If I review your story and it seems harsh, please don't get upset. I'll do my best to offer constructive criticism and advice, and if you have a certain thing you can work on to make your writing better, I'll point it out. But I will do my best to give ample praise, too.
3. Be courteous to the other writers here, and please don't spam. I'd prefer to avoid any drama that might be going on in other threads.
4. On fanfictions: If you write fan fiction for something like Doctor Who or Marvel or a fandom I'm not in, I might not be able to give a complete review to your story because I don't understand all that's going on. I apologize in advance if that's the case, but you can still ask me to read them. (:
I want this to be a welcoming community to any aspiring authors out there, so don't feel shy about posting, especially if you have a question or if you don't understand something. I'm willing to clarify if you need me to.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a book no one's reading? Need to make sure a character isn't too cliche? Grammar woes keeping your story from shining? No sweat! If you want me to check out your story, just give me the link. For character reviews, post their basic information and I'll give it a look. If you want something edited for grammar mistakes [nothing too long], post it or give me a link. Easy as that.
I can also help you with little things, like coming up with names or titles or better descriptions. (:
OVER 1,000 PROMPTS
Stuck on what to write? Need some ideas? No problem! I have amassed over 1,300 individual writing prompts, most of which are 1-5 words long. Numbers 200-299 largely consist of phrases like “an eye for an eye” and “opposites attract.” 1200-1299 are a little darker. 1300-1399 contain some bigger words. Otherwise most of the prompts are single words like “awakening” and “shock.” You can request one prompt or a collection of up to nine prompts. I have 50 collections, so you can ask for a collection number, list random numbers to make your own unique collection, or tell me the theme of your story and I'll collect the prompts for you.
Still a bit unclear? Here's an example of a collection. The numbers were produced by a number randomizer.
561. medley 82. nearly 436. village
728. bronze 518. mayor 285. piece of cake
159. kingdom 742. sweep 617. gauntlet
This collection might be well-suited to a medieval fantasy story, but if you want a challenge you can adapt it to fit any genre. If you want one for yourself, just fill out the form below.
Fill out your name, how many prompts you want, and one of the starred options below. Then add “Other” to your form if applicable and submit! (:
SA Name: username or nickname, so I can tell you when your list is ready
Number of Prompts Desired: up to 9
*Numbers I Want: list your numbers here or ask for a collection below
*Collection Number: available are 1500, nine prompts each; also check to see if someone else has requested this collection before you.
Can Someone Else Use This Collection?: If you don't want someone else writing the same thing as you, I won't use it again.
*Theme: If you have a story already in mind and you want prompts related to this theme, use this.
Other: Do you have a story already published on this message board? Leave me the last few numbers of its URL [for example, /123456] and I'll check it out.
SA Name: Twilightimp26
Number of Prompts Desired: 3
Numbers I want: 1, 2, 3
SA Name: Twilightimp26
Number of Prompts Desired: 9
Collection Number: 1
Can Someone Else Use This Collection?: Yes
SA Name: Twilightimp26
Number of Prompts Desired: 4
Need some inspiring music to play in the background as you write? Then you've come to the right place. Below I've listed a few of my favorite music groups. The majority of the songs I suggested are instrumentals, meaning they have no words to distract you from your writing. Be careful when you search them up, though; I didn't put anything bad on my list of recommendations, but you never know what you'll find on the World Wide Web.
Twilight Symphony - Complete [ZREO]
> For the times when you need something long to listen to so you can write without being interrupted. Luckily for you, this one's three and a half hours long, so you can write away to your heart's content. It's an orchestrated cover of the soundtrack of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which happens to be my favorite game of all time. There are plenty of different songs, from the themes of sleepy villages and rolling fields to those of eerie forests and desperate battles. It's good writing music and just good plain music in general. For an exercise, try writing to the flow of the music, adding conflict when dramatic music plays and letting your characters take a break when the music is calm and peaceful.
> Do you like weird instruments? Say, the accordion, the glockenspiel, and the toy piano? If that's a yes from you, then you should love Detektivbyran. They're a little electronica/folk music group from Sweden who broke up a while back, but their music is really unique and fun, mixed in with a few songs that are dark or wistful for a change of pace. Fun fact: Detektivbyran is Swedish for "detective agency." Try writing a mystery to these songs!
> Suggested Tracks: Life/Universe, Camping, Home Sweet Home, Nattoppet, Vanerhavet, E 18
> The best word I have to describe these guys is mellifluous. You've got a violin, a mandolin, and a guitar [and sometimes a bass] making some of the best, most harmonic music I've ever heard. I will forewarn you: this is bluegrass, so if you absolutely hate this genre, be prepared to not absolutely hate bluegrass after you listen to this group. Below I listed most of their instrumental pieces, but they've also got some really great songs with lyrics [shout-out to This Side, The Lighthouse's Tale, The Fox, and The Hand Song]. I will admit, I'm biased when it comes to Nickel Creek. But check them out all the same. Their music is good for writing adventure or fantasy.
> Suggested Tracks: Ode to a Butterfly, Elsie, Smoothie Song, House of Tom Bombadil, Scotch & Chocolate, Robin & Marian, Cuckoo’s Nest
Secret of Kells OST
> I love the movie Secret of Kells, and one reason is because of its amazing music. It's beautiful and eerie and adventurous and ancient, with a definite Celtic influence, so if you're going for that kind of thing in your story, or if you just happen to like Celtic music like myself, you should love this.
> Suggested Tracks: In the Forest, The Book of Kells, Aisling's Song [this one has lyrics, but it's arguably the best song on the soundtrack]
Legend of Korra OST
> I love cartoons, and Korra definitely holds a special place in my heart. Its music is phenomenal, and I especially love the use of the erhu [you might remember Meilin playing this instrument in Hunted!]. So if you need some haunting, epic, and absolutely beautiful music to back your writing, listen to some of what Korra's soundtrack has to offer.
> Suggested Tracks: A Peaceful Place, Being Patient/Beifong’s Sacrifice, Asami and Hiroshi/Korra Airbends
> Fellow Homestucks, this is for you! But let's back up a second. For those of you who don't know what Homestuck is, here's a bit of an explanation. It's a web comic. “What?” you exclaim, perplexed. “A web comic with music?” Why, yes, in fact, it is. Homestuck is special in many ways, and its music is just one of them. It also has a complex and fascinating storyline, well-developed characters, time shenanigans, four kinds of romance, and aliens! Be aware that in addition to all those cool things, Homestuck has cursing, blood, dark themes, and plenty of scary stuff. But its music is just fine for writing to. Homestuck's music has so many genres that it's practically impossible to name one it doesn't have [yes, it even has bluegrass, much to my delight: the song is Phantasmic Youngsters]. But enough of my raving. Go listen to some and get writing!
> Suggested Tracks: Sburban Jungle, Descend, Cascade, Rex Duodecim Angelus, A Taste for Adventure, Overture, Gold Pilot, Moonsetter
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